Welcome to the East Central Ohio Pilots Association

The East Central Ohio Pilots Association is one of the most established pilot groups in the nation serving our regional aviation community.  Organized in 1962, the purpose of the Association is to promote General Aviation and voice an opinion on Government Legislation, Rules and Regulations that affect General Aviation.  An active history includes coordinating educational events, hosting social activities, civic involvement, and providing flight scholarship funding.  The Organization also provides Social and Recreational Activities for Members and Friends.  Membership is comprised of both active and retired, private and commercial pilots, and others involved in aviation.

Our associated entity, the ECOPA Education & Safety Foundation, is recognized as a 501 c3 not for profit corporation.



Happy New Year from your friends at ECOPA. We hope 2016 brings lots of great flying and adventures with friends and loved ones! We look forward to bringing you exciting seminars and events, awarding the next class of scholarship winners, and expanding our PilotPerks Program. Stay tuned for upcoming news and events!

Don’t forget to use your PilotPerks discount at local businesses to receive your discount! Show the participating business your ECOPA membership card to receive your discount! Click HERE for program details and participating businesses!

Aero Pro Avionics


Carroll County Airport Restaurant

Castle Aircraft Maintenance

Premier Flight Academy @ 3G3


Like us on Facebook!

Visit us on Facebook to connect with fellow pilots and view and post aviation related topics and events!... read more

January Dinner Meeting

Join us Wednesday, January 20th, for the ECOPA January Dinner Meeting at Mulligan’s Restaurant and Pub in Belden Village.  The speaker will be Rick McQueen, CEO of Akron-Canton airport, who will give an update of what’s happening at the airport. DINNER: Choice of broiled pork chops, chicken breast divan, or broiled scrod almandine. Includes house salad, baked potato, dessert, and beverage. Cost is $30 per person. RESERVATIONS and choice of entrée due by Jan. 12: Email ecopa.rsvp@gmail.com or sign up and pay at... read more

Happy New Year from ECOPA!

Happy New Year from your friends at ECOPA.  We hope 2016 brings lots of great flying and adventures with friends and loved ones!  We look forward to bringing you exciting seminars and events,  awarding the next class of scholarship winners, and expanding our PilotPerks Program.  Stay tuned for upcoming news and... read more




2015 Scholarship Award Winners

The 2015 ECOPA Scholarship winners are Willis Elkins, Jack Backhurst, Brett Fish, and Karis Bolden.  Congratulations to these four outstanding young future pilots!  We look forward to watching you achieve your aviation dreams! read more

Surprise to Rick Briggs, winner of ECOPA’s Meritorious Service Award!

Rick Briggs was shocked and amused when the tables were turned on him at this year’s ECOPA Annual Banquet.  Rick had to “fill in” for Lou to announce this year’s Meritorious Service Award winner, but as he read through the prepared cue cards, he began to realize he had been set up.  Gotcha Rick!  Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work and... read more

Like us on Facebook!

Join our Facebook Group!